Saturday, November 24, 2018  8PM – The Once (SOLD OUT):

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theonce_photo_webNewfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade, The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story.
The story of The Once is one of growth, propelled by the rare chemistry that comes from a decade of writing and touring together. Their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there’s a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake.
Geraldine Hollett’s voice is a large part of the band’s ethereal sound, and there is nowhere it would sit better than in between the rhythmic and supportive voices of Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale, and the lush soundscapes they build. The trio’s instrumentation and vocals meld together like gold, building something stronger together than any one songwriter could muster alone. Their harmonies grab you by the heart, and their music melts what’s left of it.

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Opening for The Once will be Megan Bonnell, who is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading voices as a songwriter, performer, and artist. A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Megan has spent the last three years touring Canada, the US, and making groundbreaking debut performances at European festivals including BIME Live Festival in Bilbao, the Barcelo- na Jazz Festival, and The End Festival in London.

Saturday, January 26, 2019  8PM – Russell deCarle with Steve Briggs ($25):

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You’ll probably remember Russell deCarle as the lead vocalist and bassist of the iconic Canadian country roots band, Prairie Oyster.  He is no stranger to awards and accolades — his “Oyster years” were rewarded with six Juno Awards, more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards and enough gold and platinum records and #1 singles to fill a living room wall.  The truth is, though, that Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and deCarle’s warm, burnished and intimate voice has always honoured an eclectic range of songs that mix southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing.

Russell will be joined by guitarist, Steve Briggs.  Steve’s notoriety on the Canadian music scene has evolved to venerable.  He has performed, arranged and recorded with a wealth of artists including Sylvia Tyson, Murray McLauchlan,  Leon Redbone and many others.  His popular western swing orchestra, the Bebop Cowboys, has garnered many glowing reviews and accolades across the country.

Please join us for another great evening of music!

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Saturday, March 23, 2019  8PM – The Claire Lynch Band ($25):

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Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, seven International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship.

Dolly Parton credits Claire with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.”

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Saturday, April 27, 2019  8PM – Rant Maggie Rant ($25):

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Rant Maggie Rant brings an arsenal of instruments, styles and substance to their shows with versatility and virtuosity.  The Stratford, Ontario band’s personality shines through as a collective of six very unique and different artists in their own right, the sum of which create unforgettable moments on stage. For the past 10 years this multi-award winning band has consistently roused audiences from coast to coast.

While Rant Maggie Rant sticks close to the musical roots of Ireland and Scotland, as well as the other 5 Celtic nations and Canada’s East Coast traditions, these melodies are usually supported by the band’s unique fusion of hand-drumming, dub/jazz bass, soaring vocals, harmonies and folk/blues/rock guitar.  Led by fiddler Lindsay Schindler, the band is supported by centre stage vocalist Glen Dias, who also plays recorder and percussion, Barry James Payne on guitars/bouzouki, Daev Clysdale on whistles and accordion, Rob Larose on percussion and Steve Clark on bass.

Traditionalists love their approach as they perform time honoured tunes, but in a new and fresh way with an energy that will make you want to dance and rediscover your roots.  With the addition of some not-so-traditional instruments, the African djembe, the Middle Eastern doumbek and Peruvian cajon to compliment the percussive underpinnings driving the rhythm, guitar and bass approach from more contemporary and urban styles – folk, rock, jazz, dub and blues.  Traditional melodies, Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, heartfelt shanties, revved up tempos and unexpected time changes all collide in original and contemporary compositions, often blending together to deliver an intoxicating performance. Don’t miss this band.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019  8PM –  Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert ($25):

Joni Mitchell TributeJoin us as we celebrate the music of Canadian music icon, Joni Mitchell with performances by Katherine Wheatley, Tannis Slimmon, Beverlie Robertson, Dayna Manning, Mary Bennet, Patty McLaughlin & Ginny Clements and personal stories from Cheryl Prashker!

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